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  • Mushroom Powder - Long Term Storage for Mushrooms

    I do this all the time with shiitake mushrooms- a half teaspoon of powder in a cup of ANY sauce you are making really improves the flavor, because shiitake are a natural source of MSG.Very helpful in ranch dressing and BBQ sauces.

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  • johnny108 commented on rainingfiction's instructable Dog Armor6 months ago
    Dog Armor

    Heavy leather, or sidewall rubber from tires might help with protection from predatory birds' claws, but against coyotes, your dog is gonna need spikes.You know the spiked collars cartoon junkyard dogs are shown wearing?Those were originally put on dogs to protect them from wolves. Any harness or heavy leather collar covered in sharp spikes would turn your dog into a porcupine, and harder for a coyote to bite!

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  • johnny108 commented on Dietplan101's instructable How to Make Soy Flour1 year ago
    How to Make Soy Flour

    I made it! Easy!Mixing 30% (by weight) with 70% by weight either wheat semolina or corn grits, and a dash of oil, then cooking it like porridge makes a very filling porridge, that is commonly seen on "feed the children" ads. It's actually quite good. In famine relief work, the mixes are called Wheat Soy Blend (WSB) or Corn Soy Blend (CSB). Makes a much more satisfying cornbread, too!

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  • johnny108 commented on Blue Galley's instructable Slow Cooker Chicken Confit1 year ago
    Slow Cooker Chicken Confit

    The writers at serious eats have done it. To get the best results, they recommend 155F/ 68C for 36 HOURS!!!Here's the link to the recipe.https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/12/sous-v...Pretty interesting site- they are big on scientific testing to find the best recipes.I, for one, am gonna try this chicken confit first! I bet it would make a great crispy shredded chicken carnitas!

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  • johnny108 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Fire Starter - Waterproof1 year ago
    Fire Starter - Waterproof

    I've gotta ask: I see people with custom flint and steels, bow drills, etc.You can get a 5 pack of Bic lighters for 7 bucks. You can get a pack of 50 for $40!In time, yes, you will need traditional fire making methods (when the lighters run out), but, for a Bug-out-bag, or other survive-until-rescued kit, what's wrong with a lighter in ziplok bag? If you are in a survival situation- you don't want to mess about with difficult fire making methods!

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  • johnny108 commented on In The Kitchen With Matt's instructable Perfect French Fries2 years ago
    Perfect French Fries

    You can clean used cooking oil with unflavored gelatin.The website called "Serious Eats" has a complete write up on it.

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  • johnny108 commented on milo_baker's instructable My first knife3 years ago
    My first knife

    It uses technology to perform a function.A rock will beat something down. A hammer is more efficient,but you need metal working technology to have it.A bow and arrow is a tool, it can be used to hunt, or fight.A gun is more effective, but you need better technology to have it.I can murder someone with a hammer, the hammer is not an evil,restriced-to-government item, so why is a gun?That is a failure in logic. If the presence of guns causes more deathsin your society, then your society is flawed, not the tool.Nuclear weapons are exceedingly efficient at killing, yet in humanhistory, they have only been used twice. So, expediency isn't the answer, and neither is banning a tool, as nuclear non proliferation has failed, despite the fact that they haven't been used since theirinvention.

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  • johnny108 commented on milo_baker's instructable My first knife3 years ago
    My first knife

    Loose change and leather work or driving gloves.If you can't figure out how to lie to a cop, then you deserve to be in prison.Actually- how did your laws get so screwed up in the first place? Thank you for never offering advice to the US on weapons laws- ever.Because you have screwed up. Royally.Use something as a weapon? True- it's a weapon. Carry the parts to make a weapon?Thats not a weapon- those are tools. Or, are carpenters routinely arrested there?

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  • johnny108 commented on milo_baker's instructable My first knife3 years ago
    My first knife

    "I do not carry a knife, despite how many times I need it everyday, because of the laws forbidding it,..."One of my countrymen said it best:"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."-Thomas JeffersonA knife is a lethal weapon.Carrying a box cutter is just carrying a tool.A cosh is an offensive weapon.A roll of coins in the fingers of a leather glove is spare parking change.You should be ashamed of yourselves. First by letting yourselves be disarmed.Second, by not thinking creative ways around your idiotic laws.

    "I do not carry a knife, despite how many times I need it everyday, because of the laws forbidding it,..."One of my countrymen said it best:"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."-Thomas JeffersonA knife is a lethal weapon.Carrying a box cutter is just carrying a tool.A cosh is an offensive weapon.A roll of coins in the fingers of a leather glove is spare parking change.You should be ashamed of yourselves. First by letting yourselves be disarmed.Second, by not thinking creative ways around your idiotic laws.

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  • johnny108 commented on Nate5b's instructable How I ended up mopping the ceiling...3 years ago
    How I ended up mopping the ceiling...

    You might want to google "storage of yeast with distilled water"....It's a great long term method, and it takes up far less space.

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